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North Stradbroke Island Point Lookout

North Stradbroke Island Point Lookout

Point Lookout is Queensland's most easterly point and its rocky outcrops overlooking the Pacific Ocean are the perfect spot for land-based whale-watching from June to November. The fantastic vantage points are within easy walking distance from the township of Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island.

The humpback whales pass North Gorge Headland on their annual migration from Antarctica to the oceans around the Barrier Reef. While the calves are still quite young they begin their southern, or return, journey passing close to the Coast.

Whale-watchers soon discover that the Headlands walk is a must. Start at the Captain Cook memorial and follow the signs onto North Gorge. A breathtaking seascape and the chance to see dolphins, turtles and manta rays awaits at North Gorge all year round. The walk continues around the Gorge and past Whale Rock. When the tide and sea conditions are right, air whistles through the blowhole like a spouting whale.

There are some fantastic bushwalking trails around Point Lookout  and North Stradbroke Island with plenty of attractions. The longest walk would be from Dunwich to Point Lookout via Myora Springs. There are also a number of walks around the Blue Lake National Park where you will see plenty of wildlife. You can also swim in Blue Lake, as well as in Brown Lake and Tortoise Lagoon. From Blue Lake you can walk along the beach to Point Lookout via Keyhole Lake, which is about 11km.

Once you get to Point Lookout there are plenty of water activities available. There are some great surfing spots around the plentiful northern beaches, with sea kayaking and snorkelling also popular. You can join tours operated by Straddie Adventures who offer various activities including sand boarding, snorkelling, kayaking and 4WD adventures Ph: (07) 3409 8414. There are also 4WD tours of the island offered by Stradbroke Island Tours Ph: (07) 3409 8051.

If walking around Point Lookout  North Stradbroke Island or joining a tour doesn't appeal to you, there is a bus service which travels between the Amity Point, Dunwich and Point Lookout Ph: (07) 3409 7151.